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Woodward reveals Iraq operations secret
60 Minutes on Yahoo! News ^ | Fri., Sep. 05, 2008, 6:00 PM ET | Bob Woodward

Posted on 09/06/2008 9:35:36 AM PDT by freepersup

Journalist Bob Woodward discusses "secret operational capabilities" against militia and insurgent leaders in Iraq, and spying on Iraq's prime minister.

(Excerpt) Read more at cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: casey; geopolitics; islam; mohammedanism; reveals; secret; traitor; woodward
FYI: Short video teaser of 1:39 in length, pertaining to upcoming 60 Minutes interview of Woodward (re: his latest book), to be broadcast on CBS, this Sunday, 7PM ET.
1 posted on 09/06/2008 9:36:04 AM PDT by freepersup
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To: freepersup

If it’s secret, how does he know it? And more important why is he telling everyone?
susie


2 posted on 09/06/2008 9:38:46 AM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Keep the change!)
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To: freepersup

Oh how I long for the good old days where this guy would be receiving mail at a little federally run motel in Kansas.


3 posted on 09/06/2008 9:38:46 AM PDT by freepersup (find the enemy... destroy the enemy... remain vigilant)
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To: freepersup

scum


4 posted on 09/06/2008 9:39:04 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: freepersup

Great, leftist media continue to work overtime trying to harm US national security and military operations!! How many American lives will be endangered if/when this info endangers military relationships and operations in Iraq and elsewhere??!!???


5 posted on 09/06/2008 9:39:48 AM PDT by Enchante (Governor Palin DECIDES more every day than all of Obama's "present" votes put together!!!)
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To: freepersup

Umm would this be the spying that the Iraqis said might cause them to terminate their friendship with us?

Is this Woodward’s fault?


6 posted on 09/06/2008 9:40:36 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: freepersup

Woodward is describing a non-secret, in an attempt to discredit the surge.


7 posted on 09/06/2008 9:41:23 AM PDT by Tax Government (McCain/Palin in 2008. Palin in 2012.)
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To: yldstrk
Loser book. Main source a General who oppose the surge, Casey

This book has bad timing

The surge has worked the war is over.

8 posted on 09/06/2008 9:42:08 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: freepersup

In this book he almost exclusively interviewed white house staff, including the President, VP and other top level cabinet officials. So this disclosure had to be made by one of them, and we know its not a typical government rat by the fact that none of the details were given to Woodward, just the programs existence


9 posted on 09/06/2008 9:42:29 AM PDT by buckeye12
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To: freepersup

Someone should quiz Woodward in detail on his motives for publishing what he himself describes as a secret.


10 posted on 09/06/2008 9:44:17 AM PDT by Tax Government (McCain/Palin in 2008. Palin in 2012.)
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To: brytlea
One of my former team mates confided in me, how he and his coworkers effectively handled a certain Lebanese traitor, discovered while working hand in hand with same in Beirut... Bob Woodward and his ilk deserve no less.
11 posted on 09/06/2008 9:47:10 AM PDT by freepersup (find the enemy... destroy the enemy... remain vigilant)
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To: freepersup

It’s the responsibility of those entrusted with classified information to not disclose it to unauthorized individuals. If someone leaked this info to Woodward, and it is classified, that person should be investigated and given the appropriate administrative or criminal penalty.


12 posted on 09/06/2008 9:49:54 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: yldstrk

“scum”

Scum-inmate sounds pretty good too.


13 posted on 09/06/2008 9:53:34 AM PDT by freepersup (find the enemy... destroy the enemy... remain vigilant)
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To: freepersup

I have never understood how people can get away with publishing secrets. Even more puzzling is why the American people don’t shun them at the very least.
susie


14 posted on 09/06/2008 9:57:26 AM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Keep the change!)
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To: buckeye12

Even if his interviews were heavily focused upon the WH that does not come close to proving the “source” for this was in the WH. A guy like Woodstein has tons of sources and any lib in DoD or CIA or a number of other agencies could be a source for this. Not saying it couldn’t be someone in the WH, just that we don’t know much at this point.


15 posted on 09/06/2008 9:59:23 AM PDT by Enchante (Governor Palin DECIDES more every day than all of Obama's "present" votes put together!!!)
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To: Bobkk47

They should, but as an AMerican citizen, he has a responsibility not to also leak truly classified information. PErhaps not legally but ethically. Oops...I forgot, he clearly has no ethics, just an ego.
susie


16 posted on 09/06/2008 9:59:24 AM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Keep the change!)
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To: freepersup
Just one more reminder of what an Obama administration will do if elected.

Woodward and the rest of his cronies should be tried for treason against the United States of America. You won't see these cowards going to Russia, Iran, N.Korea, Cuba, or Syria and exposing their National secrets. Woodward and cronies would simply disappear, hell they would not even attempt to that in Israel either.

They love to destroy this great Country from within. It is people like Woodward that have cost many of my fellow Brother in arms lives, and he had better hope and pray that some day I never run into that piece of raw $hit, I will stick my jump boot so far up his a$$ he will be tasting leather!

17 posted on 09/06/2008 10:02:43 AM PDT by paratrooper82 (82 Airborne 1/508th BN "fury from the sky")
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To: Bobkk47

Yeah! The Sandy Burger treatment! Does anyone know what he really did steal?


18 posted on 09/06/2008 10:03:39 AM PDT by Tannerone (FEED ALL TERRORIST LIVE AND OTHERWISE TO STARVED HOGS)
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To: freepersup

When are they going to have McCain and Palin on??


19 posted on 09/06/2008 10:12:58 AM PDT by Perdogg (Maverick - Barracuda 2008)
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To: paratrooper82
You won't see these cowards going to Russia, Iran, N.Korea, Cuba, or Syria and exposing their National secrets.

No, they just go over there and consort with the enemy:

Obama adviser travels to Syria

Robert Malley (Obama Advisor) and Hamas

20 posted on 09/06/2008 10:29:38 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: brytlea

Who besides Woodward says that it is secret.

Woodward has the Jayson Blair style of creative writing while drunk, copyrighted.


21 posted on 09/06/2008 11:11:46 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah Palin!)
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To: Grampa Dave

I have no idea if it’s a secret. Perhaps the fact that he knows it means it’s not.
susie


22 posted on 09/06/2008 11:16:19 AM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Keep the change!)
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To: brytlea

and if he has exposed state secrets can he be held accountable?? If the USAG doesn’t take him to court, can a citizen??


23 posted on 09/06/2008 12:50:53 PM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: freepersup
I'd be surprised if the US was NOT spying on the top echelon of the Iraqi Government. With a multi-faceted insurgency going on (pre-Surge), you have to worry about the Iraqi coalition being penetrated by the enemy.

Come at this from another angle. Kennedy had Diem, a democratically-elected president of Vietnam, killed. Every subsequent president of Vietnam was viewed a an American puppet. Which would you rather have: a little spying or an assassination?

Finally, in the Real World friends will spy on friends.

24 posted on 09/06/2008 1:12:56 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: freepersup

The funny thing about this book is the quote attributed to McCain which further helps him separate himself from Bush. It would be ironic if Woodward’s book helps to elect McCain. ,i>”Everything is f-—ing spin,” McCain is quoted as saying of Bush in a new book by Bob Woodward, according to the Fox report which appeared on its website Thursday.</i> I disagree with McCain on many issues, but know he is a patriot (as is the President) while Obama is not.


25 posted on 09/06/2008 1:20:47 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: elpadre

I guess that’s where I was going. I dont’ know if these are secrets, but if so, whoever gave him the info should be liable, but so should he. If someone gives you stolen goods, and you know they are stolen, you are guilty by law, yes?
susie


26 posted on 09/06/2008 7:27:52 PM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Keep the change!)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Demwit Traitor ping.


27 posted on 09/06/2008 11:16:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: freepersup
Very interesting ... watched the Bob Woodward interview this evening on ‘60 Minutes’. Bob Woodward spoke very highly of Bush concerning the surge in Iraq ... making GWB out to be close to President Lincoln (Civil War) in terms of his foresight and resolve in bringing the war in Iraq to a successful conclusion. Did a search and nothing has been posted (as best I can tell) that makes any reference to Woodwards very positive comments on Bush's competent handling of military strategy in Iraq.
28 posted on 09/07/2008 5:03:45 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: BluH2o
Thank you for the update/review. I'm sure the inflammatory nature of the 1:39 teaser was designed to draw an audience, both for the benefit of CBS (market shares) and Woodward (book sales). In hindsight, one can ‘google’ Task force 88 and find some information ‘out there’. What really gripes my arse, is the plethora of unnamed sources employed in our gov., often assigned to sensitive positions, and whom goes out of their way to leak intelligence to guys like Woodward.

The upbeat comments about Pres. Bush by Woodward, surprised me...

29 posted on 09/07/2008 5:51:56 PM PDT by freepersup (find the enemy... destroy the enemy... remain vigilant)
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To: freepersup
Woodward said that if the terrorists knew about this new technology that they would realize it is time to get their "asses out of town". Anyone have an idea what this is?
30 posted on 09/07/2008 10:42:13 PM PDT by Mitt Romney (Romney 2012)
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To: Mitt Romney
Guessing... something to do with listening or viewing, meaning; either drones, satellites, or fixed wing aircraft are getting a fix on the HVTs, due to advanced technology. On the other hand, it could be something else entirely... maybe a heat signature that, come to find out, is as individualized as DNA? Or a voice print?

Thankfully, Woodward didn't run his mouth too much and reveal the technology.

Leave it to the press... we'll know sooner rather than later.

31 posted on 09/07/2008 11:35:31 PM PDT by freepersup (find the enemy... destroy the enemy... remain vigilant)
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To: freepersup

Actually, since Woodward referred to the tank and airplane as similar advances, this would suggest some sort of weapon rather than surveillance device.

Say, a kilowatt-class solid-state laser on board a Predator drone? Coupled to advance thermal recognition systems, it could easily separate friend from foe, as well as virtually eliminate collateral damage.

Just a thought...


32 posted on 09/08/2008 8:08:01 AM PDT by theken101
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To: theken101

You might be right... (I hope you’re right), and thanks!

-an excerpt from an article found with a quick www search-

“A laser beam is silent and invisible. An ATL can deliver the heat of a blowtorch with a range of 20 kilometres, depending on conditions. That range is great enough that the aircraft carrying it might not be seen, especially at night.”

http://technology.newscientist.com/article/dn14520-us-boasts-of-laser-weapons-plausible-deniability.html


33 posted on 09/08/2008 1:46:55 PM PDT by freepersup (find the enemy... destroy the enemy... remain vigilant)
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